Police Officer (Certified and Non-Certified)

Gainesville, TX
Gainesville Police Department

Rate of Pay: $49,156.11 – $114,023.09

Details: High school diploma or GED. Possession of a valid driver’s license. Position is open for certified and non-certified candidates. Candidates will be notified by email of testing date, which is to be determined. Pay will be according to Police Officer Step Plan.

Position Requirements include: 

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in police science, criminal justice administration or a related field.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.
  • Driving record should reflect prudence and maturity.
  • Must never have been convicted of or received community supervision for a Class A Misdemeanor or Felony.
  • Must not have been convicted of or received community supervision for a Class B Misdemeanor within the past 10 years.
  • Former military personnel must not have received a dishonorable or other discharge based on misconduct which bars future military service.
  • Must have a stable credit history, family background and employment background.
  • Must reside within one (1) hour drive time of the department to meet department response time requirement.